Welcome to the official GReddy USA blog. -Think of this as our online weekly "GReddy Times," a venue for us to report what's going on or what just happened at GReddy USA this week (new products, new projects, racing news, even online store specials.) On our blog you can see what we are up to in the GReddy Sales floor, R&D garage, on the road or even from our Headquarters in Japan.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

GReddy FR-S at FD Rd.3


The GReddy Racing Team along with Ken Gushi and the GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Drift FR-S will be back in action this coming weekend, June 1st-2nd.  Come cheer on the team at the Formula Drift Rd.3 - Palm Beach International Raceway. (or watch the Live-feed online)


Also returning is our www.ShopGReddy.com #GReddyRaceOffer for another race-weekend.
(See our post in the GReddy pit area or follow us on the official GReddy_Power twitter)

 technical partners

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Memorial Day 2012

Memorial Day Holiday

GReddy will be closed May 28th for the Memorial Day Holiday. Normal business hours resume May 29th.

It's Summer time and a great time to work on your car.

**Also watch out for our next #GReddyRaceOffer the following weekend, June 1st-3rd, with our special race weekend discount offer on www.ShopGReddy.com
Follow us on twitter for more info...

Monday, May 14, 2012

Formula D Atlanta Coverage

  with the GReddy Performance X Scion Racing Drift FR-S

Still on a high from our Great8, debut in Round 1 on the Streets of Long Beach, Formula Drift Rd.2  lead us east to Road Atlanta, GA.   Ken Gushi and the Drift FR-S took to the new track layout for 2012 well.  He showed some great tandem runs in Thursday practice.

After some late night adjustments, the team was feeling pretty confident for Friday qualifying sessions.  In Ken's 1st qualifying run, he scored a solid but conservative 83pts and was looking forward to going more aggressive in the 2nd Qualifying run.  But in the next run, he went  too aggressive and initiated his drift a little too early.  This ended up bending a wheel and lower control arm on the rumble strip.   This meant Ken would have to stick with the score of 83, placing the team in the 2nd half of the brackets and drawing a tough Top 32 battle with Justin Pawlak, the winner of Rd.1.

In Top32 eliminations, Ken drove hard, with good Hankook tire smoke, but was unable to advance to the next round.  JTP and his Mustang eventually went on to also win Rd.2.  It was a tough day for the team, but we look forward to improving in Rd.3 Palm Beach, FL early next month. - June 1-2  (Don't forget to follow us during the next race weekend for more #GReddyRaceOffers on ShopGReddy.com)

Congratulations to our Scion Racing Team mate, Fedric Aasbo and the Need for Speed / Papadakis Racing Scion tC on their 2nd place finish in Rd.2
 Photos by: G-Force Photo

Congratulations to FD Rd.2 Winners
    1st - Justin Pawlak     2nd - Fredric Aasbo     3rd - Diago Saito

 technical partners

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Exhaust Prototype Vehicle Search

GReddy Performance Products is in search of test vehicles for prototyping new exhaust
systems. (PDF)

Chosen vehicles used in our testing could receive compensation of a FREE production system for that vehicle. (*or a substitute offered by GReddy, depending on the time and extent of testing)

If you are located in the general Southern California area and your vehicle meets the following requirements (below), Please email us in at tech@greddy.com, using the format describe at the bottom of the page or this PDF downloadable

(Questions can be sent via email to tech@greddy.com)

GReddy Performance Products, 9 Vanderbilt, Irvine, CA 92618 Please follow the instructions below when applying. Submit forms to tech@greddy.com    Thanks!

Test Vehicle Search Spring 2012: 

 02-06 Nissan Sentra SER MT
 07-08 Infiniti G35 Sedan MT / AT
08-11 Honda Accord 4cyl. MT
08-06 Acura RSX Type-S MT / AT
06-12 Lexus GS350 AT
 06-12 Lexus GS430 AT
09-12 Nissan Maxima AT
12- Mitsubishi Lancer MT
13- Hyundai Genesis Cpe. MT

*But even if your vehicle is not listed above, please feel free to email us your contact info. if you meet the following requirements.  We may have other searches for different vehicles in the future.

1. The vehicle and owner must be based in the greater Southern California area
    (preferably in the Orange or L.A. Counties)
2. The vehicle must be in good mechanical working order. (no “Check Engine Lights”)

3. The vehicle must not have a "Salvaged Title"
4. The vehicle must have the following:
    Factory engine
    Factory exhaust manifold
    Factory catalytic- converter
    Factory exhaust system (or a GReddy exhaust system)*
    Factory rear bumper (without damage)**

     *There should be NO modifications to the stock exhaust system
       (exhaust manifold, catalytic converter muffler and piping, including flanges).
   ** The rear bumper must be OEM without add-on valences, lip spoilers or body
       kits of any kind.
 *** Sorry no vehicles with "Salvage Titles" please.
5. The vehicle’s suspension should not be lowered below 2”
6. The vehicle must be available for 1-2 full work day(s) (9am-6pm, Mon-Fri),
    Drop-off in the morning, pick up next morning.

E-mail Format: to tech@greddy.com
1. E-mail Subject Line: “Exhaust Prototype
2. Within the Body of the email: (please include all of your information shown below)   

Example :
Vehicle Information Contact Information
Make:    Honda                    Name:                John Doe
Model:   Civic 4dr.                 Email:                 jdoe@email.com
Grade:   Si                           Street Address: 123 Home Street, Apt. A1
Year:     2008                        State, Zip:          Irvine, CA 92618
Transmission:  Manual         Day Time Phone: (714) 123-4567

3.  Other Modifications: ...Pictures of the vehicle,
Please include a clear image of the following:
a.) Rear bumper including exhaust
b.) Profile view of the rear bumper/exhaust

    ****All information submitted to GReddy Performance Products, Inc. is
        confidential and will not be shared or used with any other companies.

Thank you for your interest, E-mail tech@greddy.com with any questions.

Friday, May 11, 2012

GReddy Race Offer FDATL

Follow the GReddy X Scion Racing Drift FR-S Team this Formula D race weekend!
And Win with a 20%off  + Free Shipping (lower 48) Discounts on SP Elite & RS Exhaust Systems from ShopGReddy.com

Gushi vs. Yoshihara
Live streaming for Top 32  starts at 4:00 EST (1:00 PST)

Live streaming for Top 16  starts at 8:00 EST (5:00 PST)

Good Luck Team and Good Luck Ken Gushi!

Friday Qualifying Result 83pts. 25th Seed. (Watch the run here)http://youtu.be/1y5flzpDItw?t=6h29m45s

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Race Weekend! Formula Drift Rd.2

With Formula Drift Rd.2, Road Atlanta coming up this coming weekend, May 11-12, watch out for our #GReddyRaceOffer coupon code, which will be posted in the GReddy Racing Team pit area (and posted on the GReddy_Power twitter #GReddyRaceOffer.)

Here's a look back at Formula Drift Rd.1, Long Beach back in April 6-7, 2012 with the Scion Racing Driven to Drift video series...

and if you are looking for more video action form Long Beach please see our previous post.

also avaiable in the GReddy Racing Team pit at Formula D, Road Atlanta... Drift FR-S Premium T-Shirt

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Follow the GReddy Racing Team and WIN

Follow the GReddy Racing Team and Win with Race Weekend Discounts from our official online store www.ShopGReddy.com!

At each round visit the GReddy Team pit area on Friday or Saturday and look for posted Coupon Code.  Then use that Race's Coupon Code from Friday to Sunday at midnight for discount on the listed items.  

You can also follow the GReddy Team via our GReddy_Power twitter account.  Search #GReddyRaceOffer

Next event is coming up quick.  Formula Drift Round 2. - Road Atlanta, May 11-12th.

And if you haven't seen all the work we put into building the very first competition spec. Drift FR-S, see the video below. 

Special thanks to the entire GReddy Team, Scion Racing, Hankook Tires, Rays Engineering, KW Suspension, Cosworth, DTA, Alpinestars, TRUST and Ken Gushi

See you in Atlanta!